Equine Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 06 December, 2024 - Sat, 07 December, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 27 October, 2024

Registration Deadline

Thu, 07 November, 2024


English (Czech Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 94.44


Diagnostic Imaging


Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Sports Medicine


Industry Partners


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Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopaedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment.  A growing number of equine orthopaedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  This 2-day practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse.  Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses.  A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions will round the course up.   

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English with Czech moderation):  

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine  
  • Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections  
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs (incl. hip & shoulder joints) 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections 
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections 
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques  
  • Ultrasound-Guided Surgery 
  • Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies  
  • What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?  

Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures.  
Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on equine specimens and VetPD Joint Injection Simulators and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.  Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations: 

  • Tendon & Ligament Injections   
  • US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections  
  • US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injections 
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injections  
  • Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques  
  • US-guided Navicular Bursa Injections & Surgical Techniques  

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs 40 Euro (not included in the registration fee; drinks will be charged extra). Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available. 

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:     B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15;  C-E.17 

Andy qualified from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2004. He initially spent three months working for the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad, a charity caring for working equids, in Morocco. He then spent two years working for a mixed practice doing predominantly farm and equine work. In July 2006 he undertook an eighteen month internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital after which he spent a further six months working as a first opinion equine ambulatory vet for the same practice. In July 2008 he started a residency in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College and went on to join the surgical team at the College where he currently works. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in February 2012. Andy has published several articles in peer reviewed publications and presented at various national and international meetings. His research interests include digital flexor tendon sheath pathology, mesenchymal stem cell application in superficial digital flexor tendonitis and the role of back pain in poor performance.

David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopaedic surgery and lameness. David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before travelling to New York where he worked for four years. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David then completed his equine surgery residency programme at University College Dublin (UCD) before successfully obtaining a professional doctorate in orthopaedic ultrasound techniques. David moved to the UK in 2016 where he worked as a surgeon in Western Counties Equine Hospital and then Bourton Vale Equine Clinic. David now heads the orthopaedic and imaging service in the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool. His most recent research involves investigating contrast ultrasonography, pelvic CT, and ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has also published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.

Henk graduated from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 1988. He spent the six years that followed working in two equine clinics in the north and southwest of The Netherlands. In 1994, Henk joined Lingehoeve Diergeneeskunde equine referral hospital in the heart of the Netherlands as equine veterinarian in the ambulatory practice. Since 2000, he has specialised in orthopaedics including lameness exams, pre-purchase exams and diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasound, scintygraphy and contrast CT). Henk gained his ISELP certification in 2008.

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Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec, Nový dvůr 993, 538 03 Heřmanův Městec


Veterinární Klinika Heřmanův Městec
Nový dvůr 993
538 03 Heřmanův Městec



From Prague Airport

Take the E67 toward Wrocław / Hradec Kralove. Exit at junction 68 to 36 towards Nové Město/Pardubice/Lázně Bohdaneč and turn right on highway 36. Take a right turn on road 323 and turn left on road 333. Take road 32 219 and stay on this road until the left turn signposted Pardubická/silnici 2 Continue on silnici 2 for 6.8 km and then follow a slight right onto road 32 228. The clinic will be after 8.8 km on your left. 



Distance from Prague Airport: approx. 143 km



Hotel Marina ****                                        

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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 922.93

USD 768.40

Lectures Only

USD 461.47

USD 384.20

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 871.42

USD 725.47

Lectures Only

USD 437.86

USD 364.88

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 230.73

USD 230.73

Lectures & Practical Sessions Fully Booked

USD 461.47

USD 461.47

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 92.29

USD 76.84

CHS Member

Lectures & Practical Sessions Fully Booked

USD 828.49

USD 691.13

Lectures Only

USD 414.25

USD 345.56

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